Located in Two Harbors, Minnesota, Split Rock Lighthouse State Park is a gorgeous park located along the Lake Superior coast. Popular activities include:
- Tent Camping/Cart-in Sites
- Historic Lighthouse / History Center Tours
- Picnicking Along Lake Superior Lakeshore
- Scenic Views of Lake Superior
3755 Split Rock Lighthouse Road
Two Harbors, MN 55616
RVers wanting to escape the hubbub of city life will love how this park truly transports you to the wilderness that Minnesota is so well known for.
A variety of animals can be found in this park. From small songbirds, herring gulls and common loons to Peregrine falcons on their migration along the North Shore. If you enjoy birdwatching this park is a wonderful place to see what you can spot. Visitors are also likely to find white-tailed deer, moose, black bear, raccoon, beaver, snowshoe hare, red fox, bobcat and lynx. Remember to never feed wildlife, keep a safe distance, and only take pictures.
If geology is something that fascinates you, then you will love visiting this destination. Large cliffs built of anorthosite (formed from the molten state) tower around you. According to the park’s website, “Huge blocks of this rock were carried up from deep below the surface in molten diabase, a dark-colored rock which makes many of the hills and cliffs in the area, about 1.1 billion years ago. Dark basalt lava flows, formed at the same time, form much of the Park’s bedrock. Much later, starting about 2 million years ago, a series of glaciers scraped across the landscape, scouring out the Lake Superior basin and molding the hills and valleys of the uplands. Finally, water filled the now ice-free basin, and streams eroded the dramatic river valleys.”
Gorgeous hiking trails around the park connect with the Superior Hiking Trail. As you hike along this trail you’ll see stunning views of Lake Superior’s coastline and pass scenic waterfalls that look like they came right out of a postcard. As you hike you’ll pass through forests of ash, fir, spruce, and birch. If you’re visiting in the winter you’ll enjoy cross-country skiing on these trails.
Interested in exploring more of the beautiful state of Minnesota? Contact us to start shopping for a new RV or stop by to walk the lot. Our team can help you find the best RV for your needs, answer any questions you have, and make sure you’ve got the information needed to make the best decision for your family. We can also assist with RV financing.